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All files and folders and programs on a hard drive just disappeared!!!


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#1 A6Tech

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:38 PM

Guys, I've just experienced the weirdest thing in at least past 5 years regarding computer problems. 30 minutes ago, my computer was running completely fine, nothing unusual happened. Then after I watched an episode of a tv series, I went to eat. When I came back, I tried to run a game, but I got a message saying to find the location of the game. Then I looked into the drive where the game was installed. There was nothing, an empty drive!!! I tried searching for lost files with recovery software, it couldn't find anything. Like the files just disappeared, not deleted, just disappeared. Please help, that was my hard drive for all the software I have on my PC. Luckily, it wasn't the partition with files, pictures etc., but still, how do I know it won't happen to other partitions, cause it's the same hard drive. Please help!!!



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

Oh my GOD, I just went to disk management and saw that drive doesn't have an assigned letter. How could this happen, how did it unassign itself???



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

Either the file system...or the drive itself...is failing or has failed.

 

What recovery software did you use?

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

I used Remo Recover and Recuva, but the problem is solved, it wasn't due to a file deletion, it was due to an unassigned drive letter. Weird... 



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

 I'd do a chkdsk check for bad sectors and a virus scan.  Something suspicious caused this, and I'd want to know what it was.  I'd also back up any data I didn't want to lose ASAP.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

It may also be an issue with your data or power cables.  I concur with performing a check disk on the drive to verify it.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Checked it with chkdsk, antivirus, everything seems to be good. If I find anything unusual, I'll post here.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:25 AM

 Now that you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $60 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus Todo Backup Free.  That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.
 
 Good luck.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:




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